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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Sarah Chang Plays Dvorak, Sunday, October 18, 1 PM

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Violinist Sarah Chang

The music of Beethoven and Dvo?ák frame works by Gyorgy Ligeti and George Enescu - two composers very familiar to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Conductor-in-Residence, Cristian Macelaru on WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast this Sunday, October 18th at 1 pm.

Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto was inspired by Bela Bartók’s research into Romanian folk tunes, as well as Ligeti’s own exposure as a child to Romanian folk music. Ligeti grew up in Hungarian-speaking Transylvania (in what is now Romania), and Romanian folk music fascinated him, with its unusual scales, tunings, and other distinctive features.

Just before intermission, we’ll hear Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. And then superstar Sarah Chang is soloist in Dvorak’s Violin Concerto.

The program concludes with the ever-popular Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 by George Enescu.

So get ready for some exhilarating listening, very close to the cultural and musical heart of Cristian Macelaru!

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Listen to a conversation between WRTI's Ross Amico and The Philadelphia Orchestra's Conductor-in-Residence, Cristian M?celaru.

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis and Ross Amico speak backstage with Sarah Chang and Maestro Macelaru. That’s Sunday, October 18th from 1 to 3 pm. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

PROGRAM:

LIGETI:  Romanian Concerto

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

INTERMISSION

DVORAK: Violin Concerto

Sarah Chang, Violin

ENESCU: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Cristian Macelaru, Conductor

Listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM and online at WRTI.org. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.